The WebRing.com System
This page offers a small glossary of terms for the WebRing.com system.
This glossary is not complete. It is missing terms.
If it is missing a term you are looking for, please write and tell me.
Just email me.
What About Other Webring Systems?
This glossary focuses only on the WebRing.com system.
Many of these terms do not apply to the other webring systems like Ringlink, RingSurf, and Bravenet.
active – a site that has been accepted into a webring in the WebRing.com system and has not been suspended. An active site is displayed on the Webring List (Hub) page.
activate – to change a site in a webring in the WebRing.com system from suspended status to active status. This is done on the Manage Member Pages page.
top of page banner bar – a colored bar at the top of each WebRing.com system page. It displays the page title. This is usually either "Webring" for general pages or the name of the webring for webring specific pages.
– a horizontal "bar" containing the webring name, an optional picture, and the links for each individual Yahoo! WebRing. See also Navbar Stack and Navbar Stack Shell.
Navbar Stack – a stack of WebRing.com system navbars, plus the Navbar Stack Shell. See also Navbar and Navbar Stack Shell.
Navbar Stack Shell
ring ID – a code of up to 16 characters that identifies a webring. For example, consider the following URL. This URL is for the list page of Ding, Dong, Yahoo! WebRing Is Dead. Note in this URL that it says "ring=dingdongyahooweb". The Ring ID is "dingdongyahooweb". The Ring ID is usually the name of the webring. If too long, it is truncated. If it would create a duplicate, the WebRing.com system adds a number to make the ID unique.
site ID – a numeric code that identifies a particular site. For example, consider the following URL. This URL is the link to go from the Ding, Dong, Yahoo! WebRing Is Dead Yahoo! WebRing navbar on my site to the Webring List (Hub) page. The Ring ID is "dingdongyahooweb". Note that right after the Ring ID the URL says "id=1". This identifies the site. The site ID is "1". Every site in a WebRing.com system webring is assigned a unique numeric site ID.
SSNB – abbreviation for Server Side Navigation Bar
suspend – to change a site in a webring in the WebRing.com system from active status to suspended status. This is done on the Manage Member Pages page.
suspended – a site that has been accepted into a webring in the WebRing.com system, but which is no longer "active". A suspended site is not displayed on the Webring List (Hub) page.
I'm sorry. While I have long adopted webrings in the WebRing.com system, because of the Oct.2006 changes, I am no longer doing that.
However, please note that "deleting" your webring is a fruitless exercise. The system will just restore it and place it up for adoption.
Articles About the WebRing.com System
Webring Sections and Subsections
The Webring Section is a large section of my website. I have divided it into four major "subsections".
each "subsection" has it's own special "logo".
As you travel in the various subsections you will find, near the bottom of each page, links to pages within that subsection and also links to the other subsections. To go to any subsection, just click on the "logo" or on the text link for that subsection.
Webrings: General Information
This subsection includes general information about webrings. Webrings can be hosted by a variety of different services. This section deals with the overall concepts and issues, not with any one particular "brand" of webring.
The Wazillion Navbars Project
This subsection is a historical section about the Yahoo! WebRing system. It was begun during the early days of problems with the Yahoo! WebRing system in September 2000.
It ended when the Yahoo! WebRing system spun off into the independent WebRing.com system in October 2001. I maintain it for the historical record. Click here or on the graphic.
Webrings I Own and Belong To
This subsection shows all the webrings I own and links to all the webrings to which I belong. This includes webrings in Ringlink, RingSurf, Bravenet and the WebRing.com system as well.
If you are looking to join one of my webrings, this is a good place to start. If you wonder about the webrings I belong to, this is the place to go. Click here or on the graphic.
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